Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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Bronze Boobie Award

I did it! I have earned my bronze boobies! That’s right, I’ve been breastfeeding for 3 months and I love it.  Sure, it was tough in the beginning and has it’s rocky moments, but it’s


Blog Grand Re-Launch & $25 Papa John’s GC Giveaway! *CLOSED*

It feels great to have a new look and complete redesign of the site.  Thank my dear husband, Brian, for his hard work.  (He did have to listen to me and try to deliver


Teething Tantrums

I think it’s finally here.  I think my babygirl is teething. She’s about 3 months old, which is fairly normal for it to start from what I’ve read.  I just didn’t know what to expect. Yesterday


Medela Breast Pump Quality Recall

This message is to all the pumpin’ mamas out there that own a Medela Pump In Style Advanced (metro, shoulder bag, or backpack). I received an email this morning that there is a quality recall.


Save Money by Swapping Baby & Children’s Clothing on ThredUP

[Update] I no longer recommend using them.  Once I found out that you don’t actually make $5 for each box you “sell” I wondered where the actual “swap” idea was in their set up.


12 Weeks Old & Another Hormonal Rollercoaster

I really can’t believe that Rissa is 12 weeks old now! I also think it’s weird that she technically isn’t 3 months until January 31st.  I know why and how it works out like


My Daughter’s Birth Story: Part Two

<< Part One Fair warning: This post will be long and may include some less than flowery descriptions of the disgustingly beautiful process that is childbirth.  It also may seem disorganized as it is being


So Big! Two Month Well Baby Checkup

Rissa continues to earn A+s when she goes for her well baby checkups – thank goodness!  That puts my mind at ease, y’know. I mean, I know it’s my job to worry about her more


Changes are Afoot

Wee-ooo, I’ve been working hard this week!  Between caring for Rissy and entering a slew of awesome giveaways, I’ve been plottin’ and plannin’ some redesigning of the site.  Of course, Brian does the hard


My New Obsession – Giveaways

When I was little, my mom was a rebate queen.  She collected like nobody’s business and was good at figuring out how to buy things with little out-of-pocket cost and get money and items


Happy Birthday, Mama and Dada!

Today is my parents’ birthday.  Yep, both of them.  I wonder how old I’ll be before this no longer confuses me to think all parents share their birthday… I know life has changed a lot


Cloth Diaper Newbie: Day 1

I was so excited to finish laundering my new cloth diapers – preparing them for use. I’ve never been so excited about laundry in my life! And I was so excited when they


Cloth Diaper Newbie: The Decision

A few weeks ago I started to contemplate cloth diapering. I briefly considered it while I was pregnant, but had the image of the old fashioned way my parents did it: Bulky cloths Nasty wet


Traveling With Baby

We had quite the adventure going out of town for my gramma’s funeral.  It was the first road trip for Aerissa.  The longest car ride she’s been on so far is about 45 minutes


Unfortunate Circumstances

Some of you may be aware (if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook) that my paternal grandmother passed away yesterday in the wee hours of the morning. I knew her life was coming to


Infant Discovery: Fascinating Hands

Yesterday, Aerissa discovered her hands.  It was very cool for me to watch her as she did so… She clenched her fist at arm’s length, her eyes fixated on this curious thing.  Her mouth is


My Daughter’s Birth Story: Part One

Fair warning: This post will be long and may include some less than flowery descriptions of the disgustingly beautiful process that is childbirth.  It also may seem disorganized as it is being written stream


Starting 2011 Off Right

Last night I was gently reminded that I haven’t been posting very much around here.  It should get easier to find a few minutes here and there to put together posts as Rissy’s schedule